Last night we went out for another birthday celebration. It was M’s birthday, that is last night was the designated birthday celebration as opposed to the impromptu birthday celebration we had a few weeks ago. Apparently M has wanted to eat at Fekerte’s for a long long time.
Last night we selected a banquet (banquet three) which consisted of:
Pastry filled with a mixture of whole lentils or lean minced beef, coriander, shallots and other fresh herbs served with sauce
Ethiopian pan bread brushed with olive oil and spices
Lamb marinated in white wine and Ethiopian spices sautéed with rosemary, onions, and green peppers
Diced beef gently simmered until tender in a blend of onion, exotic spices and berbere
Diced lamb and seasonal vegetables slowly cooked in a green pepper sauce and seasoned with ginger and jalapeno pepper
Ater Alicha – Mildly Spiced Pea Stew
Yellow split peas cooked with garlic, turmeric and basil
Nile Perch fillet lightly curried with garlic and coriander
Served with enjera and rice
Traditional Spiced Tea or Traditional Coffee
The entrée selection was really good. The samosas especially. They were full of meat and full of flavour. Each of the main meal dishes had its own distinctive spice mix and when eaten with rice and enjera the sauce was nicely absorbed and oh so delicious.
For dessert Bron brought along a little container of poppy seed orange biscuits with chocolate and nutella filling. These were amazing little packets of flavour. So yummy. Bron also brought a couple of pecan brownies which were fantastic.
Fekerte’s is definitely worth visiting.
- Recipe: Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter (Niter Kibbeh) – Recipes from The Kitchn (thekitchn.com)
- Digress Restaurant and Lounge (and a language warning) (garydavidlum.com)
- Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Samosas in Phyllo (savorysaltysweet.com)
- Baked Butternut Squash Samosas (zabars.typepad.com)
- The Scholarship of Ethiopian Cuisine (ethiopianfood.wordpress.com)
- All spiced up (thehindu.com)